Events and Programs Intern

The Shortcut Helsinki Internship
Salary Unpaid
Are you a bit mad, very driven, and excited about building new things? Look no further! The Shortcut is seeking 3-5 talented Event Production Interns to join our team! We are a talent accelerator, helping people to enter the tech world by either creating a startup or joining one. We're a community-driven non-profit part of Startup Foundation, alongside eg. Slush and Maria01. We support our community through events, workshops and training to develop skills needed in high growth companies

The general scope of your responsibility will consist of:

  • Participate in ideation of new programs and events for The Shortcut

  • Building and executing awesome events as a part of an events team

  • Planning and supporting the coordination of logistics, catering, and setup for our events

  • Connecting with community members, potential partners and speakers

  • Gathering feedback and data from our events and using it to improve our activities

You are:

  • Energised and driven by subjects such as talent development, diversity in tech and The Shortcut mission

  • Ambitious, willing to grow as an event producer, and seeking to demonstrate your abilities

  • Able to respond to challenges by generating results, getting feedback, and improving based on that feedback

  • Interested in the field of technology

  • Able to work in a structured and proactive way to meet deadlines

  • Willing to sometimes work in the evenings and/or weekends (since most of our events take place at those times)

You have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong organisational skills and a structured way of working, with attention to the details

  • Preferably been organising events before

  • Strong leadership and people coordination skills

We offer:

  • Platform to showcase your ability and increase your employability

  • Hands-on experience on events and programs creation in the biggest startup ecosystem in the Nordics

  • Access to networking opportunities

  • Working with a diverse community of driven, likeminded doers

Please send us a letter of motivation describing what interests you about the position and The Shortcut, as well as your CV via The Hub so we can get to know you better by November 30th, 2019. In the meantime, should you have any questions, contact David on our HR & People Operations team.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Working at
The Shortcut

Diversity as an engine for growth. Our mission is to inspire and empower people from diverse backgrounds to take an active role in (re)building their future, using technology and entrepreneurship. We work towards lowering the barrier of participation for more people to join the startup community and optimising under-utilised skills.Together with our partners, The Shortcut provides inspiration, networks, knowledge and skills to enable new talent and new start-ups.

Read more about The Shortcut

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